Pitch-it

Competition

& Happy Hour

Saturday, October 29th

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers

Address: 60 Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & Hudson River Park, New York, NY 10011

Dress code: Business casual

Grab a glass of wine and get ready for a fun and fast-paced session geared toward early-stage startups. Twenty entrepreneurial alumni and students will have two minutes pitch their startup to a panel of distinguished Lauder alumni judges. This year for the first time, the Lauderpreneurs were matched with mentors from the Lauder community.

Competition Guidelines

The presentation will follow a 3-2-1 format where time is of the essence. This means:

  • Each individual or team pitching can present three (3) slides maximum
  • There are two (2) minutes allocated to each individual or team pitching an idea or concept.
  • There is (1) minute allocated for a Q & A session with the judges.
  • In total, each individual or team pitching will have three minutes on stage
  • Individuals or teams may bring prototypes and samples to support their pitch

Presentation Order

Competitors will present in alphabetical order based on their venture name. For optimal viewing of this table, please turn your phone sideways. 

Venture Lauderpreneur Lauder Mentor
1. 470 Baking Company Melissa Tovin ’22 Andy Le Roux ‘92
2. Better Brain David Lobo ‘18 Ron Kerbs ’20
3. DinnerParty Sai Yeluru ‘23 Lily Rogath ‘19
4. earlyPi (ePi) Arelyss Eblohoue ‘23 Tonio Palmer ‘90
5. Empower Sleep Sagar Chopra ‘22 Julia Rubalevskaya ‘12
6. FactoryPure Mike Ravitsky ‘22 Alex Mitchell ‘05
7. Felix Pago Bernardo Rubio ‘21 Paul Hynek ‘90
8. Hera Travel Priyanka Juneja ‘21 Stacy Crinks ‘99
9. Humantelligence, Inc. Juan Betancourt ‘98 Andy Le Roux ‘92
10. Immigrant Job Search Rebecca Liu ‘24 Julie Abrams ‘89
11. Keye Rohan Parikh ‘23 Patrick Deem ‘09
12. Komi Issa Saunders ‘21 Stacy Crinks ‘99
13. MDC acquisition group Manuel Diaz Corrada ‘24 Julie Abrams ‘89
14. Mintaka Breanne White ‘22 Tonio Palmer ‘90
15. Points Unlimited Mateo Guerrero ‘24 Stephen Snyder ‘17
16. SABA Isabel Greiner ‘04 Azim Barodawala ‘07
17. Sigo Seguros Nestor Hugo Solari ‘19 Azim Barodawala ‘07
18. Topl Protocol Medora Brown ‘19 Paul Hynek ‘90
19. TradePromoGuru.com David Rachlin ‘90 Lily Rogath ‘19
20. Vested Global Advisor LLC Shuyang Bai ‘16 Pavel Oliva ‘00

Awards

First, second and third place award certificates will be presented to the winning teams at the Soirée following the competition.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is not guaranteed in any way. Do not include confidential material in your submissions. There is no way for the Lauder Global Alumni Weekend organizers to enforce a prohibition of other competitors, audience members, or judges who see and hear a pitch competitor’s materials from sharing the idea and/or materials.

Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) between a competitor and the judges and/or audience members will not be required or allowed.

Sharing your idea or concept may be deemed a public disclosure, so if you are interested in filing a patent, you may need to consult with a patent attorney before entering the competition.

Lauder Global Alumni Weekend organizers are not responsible for any confidentiality issues that may occur during the course of the competition and will not be involved in any way with disputes arising therefrom.

Lauder Global Alumni Weekend organizers may take photographs and/or video of any materials used or made available by pitching individuals or teams during the competition for public relations purposes. Any content presented by a contestant should be considered public knowledge.

Disclaimers

ALL PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NO SOLICITATION FOR FUNDING CAN BE MADE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THEIR PITCH AND THAT THEIR PITCH IS NOT AN OFFERING, RATHER AN OVERVIEW OF THEIR BUSINESS IDEA, PRODUCT OR CONCEPT.

PARTICIPANTS AND ATTENDEES ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY SUBSEQUENT DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN PITCH IT PARTICIPANTS AND EVENT ATTENDEES ARE UNAFFILIATED WITH THE JOSEPH H. LAUDER INSTITUTE FOR MANAGEMENT & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND THE LAUDER INSTITUTE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.

THE LAUDER GLOBAL ALUMNI WEEKEND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRY IN ITS’ JUDGMENT THAT VIOLATES THE RULES OF THE COMPETITION OR IS NOT ALIGNED WITH THE PURPOSE OF THE COMPETITION.

THE LAUDER GLOBAL ALUMNI WEEKEND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY INFORMATION DISCLOSED DURING THE COMPETITION.

NEITHER THE JOSEPH H. LAUDER INSTITUTE FOR MANAGEMENT & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES NOR THE LAUDER INSTITUTE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GUARANTEES THE ACCURACY OF THE MATERIAL PRESENTED OR THE EFFICACY OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PITCHED.




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